For some climbers vans have become the ultimate commodity, a personified good that goes far beyond their initial displacement function. In Spain, well-known…Read More
The origins of the European ethnographic museum clearly lie with the ‘cabinets of curiosities’. Allegra wishes to echo and humorously distort this approach to the ‘mysterious’ and the ‘exotic’. Like early ethnographers bringing back from the field material fragments of the ‘remote’ cultures they studied, our museum welcomes ‘treasures’ that tell stories of culture(s) but where meaning and classifications are not static or fixed. The artefacts that AVMoFA collects are media for communicating the constellations of knowledge about our contemporary world.
“When conducting ethnographic fieldwork among professional rock climbers, participant observation makes climbing shoes as essential as the digital recorder in the everyday field package….Read More
This curious artefact is brought to you from Myanmar in Southeast Asia. The country has been referred to as Burma until recently and it…Read More
This leaflet is not an advertisement for a random medium or life coach. It was found in the Careers Center of the annual meeting…Read More
You have before your eyes the summary of the leading case in relation to ‘Mahr’ claims in England. In Islamic law, ‘Mahr’ is something…Read More
From the depths of Siberia, amidst the wilderness of Tuva, this ancient stone evokes shamanic senses of awe and inspiration before the vast landscape…Read More
This red toy dog is one of the many plush animals that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day in the streets of Cairo. When…Read More